MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION REGARDING ACHIEVEMENT OF MUTUAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ADVANCING SPACE, EARTH, AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Key points…

+  Discuss funding research with support, among others, of the National Space Quantum Laboratory program which plans to use a laser system on the ISS to exchange quantum information between two ground-based quantum communication networks without a physical link and to accelerate the development of photonic integrated circuits and other devices to improve size, weight, and power.

+  Continue collaboration between the NSF and the ISSNL, and work together, along with the ISSNL manager CASIS, to potentially develop a strategy for increased use of the ISSNL by NSF.

+  Areas to explore, in particular, include dedicating ISSNL and NASA resources to support new and/or existing NSF efforts in materials research, biological sciences, electrical, communications, quantum technology, cyber-systems, and other areas of science and engineering that can benefit from the unique micro-gravity environment provided by ISS.

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